The deadline for drivers of taxis and private hire vehicles in Bridgend County Borough to apply for a free pack of PPE equipment has been extended until 26 March 2021.

Part of an ongoing Welsh Government initiative which recognises the important contribution that taxi and PHV drivers make to public transport within communities all across Wales, the scheme provides licensed drivers with a free PPE pack featuring six months’ worth of cleaning and hygiene products, the vast majority of which have been sourced from Welsh businesses.

The packs, which are worth more than £73 each, including free postage and are designed to ensure that vehicles are as safe as possible to use for both drivers and passengers while aligning taxis and private hire vehicles with measures that have already been introduced on other modes of public transport.

Drivers who take advantage of this free offer will receive a pack containing:

  • Five litres of all-purpose sanitiser
  • Six 500ml foam hand sanitisers
  • 100 folded cloths
  • Two medical-grade washable face masks
  • A box of 50 disposable face coverings
  • Almost 500 detox wipes.
  • A trigger bottle

To find out more and apply to the scheme, visit the We Are Lyreco website the deadline of 26 March 2021.